Konark's HD Movie Collection of the Best Movies.by konarkc | created - 09 Jun 2011 | updated - 09 Jun 2011 | Public
The greatest collection of movies ever which includes not only commercial movies and box office block-busters as well as rare and cult movies which very few have seen or know about. These movies form a part of my enviable collection in the form of CDs, DVDs, Downloaded movies playable in any player including a DVD player. All genres - horror, thrillers, offbeat, popular, cult.. you name it. The list is prepared with utmost care and consists of movies which have been watched by myself and then rated rather than just hearsay. Contains movies for all moods, all ocassions. Slightly skewed towards a mature audience but nonetheless a true collectors list handpicked with precision. Yours truly - Konark
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1. Altered States (1980)
R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
Votes: 27,191 | Gross: $19.85M
mind-bending. Highly recommended.
2. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
G | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s.
Great countryside thrill. A must have for 70's cheap thrill fans.
3. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 939,465 | Gross: $130.10M
Legendary to say the least. A true masterpiece.
4. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.
Votes: 28,718 | Gross: $29.50M
Easily the best in anthology horror.
5. The Collector (1965)
Unrated | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there.
A movie dedicated to the slightly twisted mentality of people which tends to form a habit to preserve things. And never let go of them.
6. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 621,796 | Gross: $17.50M
The greatest joy-ride ever. Must-see.
7. Twentynine Palms (2003)
Unrated | 119 min | Drama
David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a... See full summary »
Votes: 3,807 | Gross: $0.05M
A true shocker of a movie. Too powerful.
8. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Votes: 103,355 | Gross: $49.53M
No genres for this great classic. Preserve it like a bottle of wine.
9. Amores Perros (2000)
R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Votes: 197,827 | Gross: $5.38M
Quality stuff. Slick editing.
10. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Votes: 581,437 | Gross: $115.65M
The best in modern day sci-fi. For me.
11. District B13 (2004)
R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.
Votes: 60,510 | Gross: $1.20M
The best in modern day action. Revolutionary.
12. The Vanishing (1988)
Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.
A class apart. No comments on this.
13. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.
Votes: 993,949 | Gross: $53.09M
Probably Chris Nolan's best. Very narrowly beating his second best 'The Dark Knight'.
14. Session 9 (2001)
R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery
Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Votes: 47,880 | Gross: $0.38M
Claustrophobic horror at it's best.
15. Sin City (2005)
R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.
Votes: 699,622 | Gross: $74.10M
Too good to be a movie. More like living a dream. Top class movie-making.
16. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Votes: 1,193,526 | Gross: $100.13M
A child-hood favourite. Still a favourite. A must watch.
17. Battle Royale (2000)
Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Crazy but believable. Great concept. Great action.
18. Blue Velvet (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Votes: 152,939 | Gross: $8.55M
Eerily done and mind-blowing storyline.
19. The Brood (1979)
R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.
One of the very few movies to scare the *beep* out of me. Horror at its best.
20. Onibaba (1964)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Horror
Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.
Classic J-horror. The Baap of all J-horrors. Chilling.
21. One Hour Photo (2002)
R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
A mentally unstable photo developer begins to attack a middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine.
Votes: 104,517 | Gross: $31.60M
Probably Robin William's most under-rated and best performance ever.
22. Groundhog Day (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
Votes: 510,384 | Gross: $70.91M
Ultimate in feel-good. Evergreen and ever-refreshing.
23. Ravenous (1999)
R | 101 min | Horror
In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.
Votes: 32,897 | Gross: $2.06M
Thrilling and witty. Awesome story-telling.
24. 21 Grams (2003)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.
Votes: 205,311 | Gross: $16.25M
Crazy serious movie. Damn good one.
25. Magic (1978)
R | 107 min | Drama, Horror
A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.
Anthony hopkin's best.
26. Swingers (1996)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.
Votes: 68,637 | Gross: $4.51M
Easily one of the funniest movies ever made.
27. Withnail & I (1987)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.
Votes: 34,569 | Gross: $1.54M
A rare breed of movie. Un-paralleled in any way. Cant assign it to any category. 'Dark comedy' was the closest I came to but it is something else.
28. Roger Dodger (2002)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.
Votes: 16,000 | Gross: $1.27M
Funny. Believable. To be able to relate. Superb.
29. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 540,358 | Gross: $37.63M
The greatest of all tales ever told.
30. The Wicker Man (1973)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.
Votes: 54,863 | Gross: $0.06M
The greatest in cult. Reigning right at the top.